Tsetserleg, Mongolia; 7th July
Chiang Mai, Thailand; December 2016.
Kashgar, 8th September Day 1: At 10am we’re at the Kyrgyz border: some 15’ and off we are on the 6km long road thru the highly disputed area to the Chinese check post. No question whether we are allowed to cross this area. We arrive at the gate to China. It’s open; we only have…
Naryn, Kyrgystan: 7th May 2016
The Uzbek customs officer asks us how many days we’ve been waiting until finally arriving at his office. Monika tells him that we left Beyneu in Kazakhstan by 8am this morning. He’s pretty astonished.
The 1st week of April we are definitely ready to start our journey to the east. Our visa service in Germany has confirmed that they sent our passports some 3 days ago; the car is more or less cleaned and definitely packed.
We arrived at the gate of the multi-stars all-inclusive hotel that will be our all beloved home for the next 3 days. A gate strongly resembling to the immigration gate at the border to another country.
In the old time before drivers in huge trucks transported all kind of goods all over the world this important business was granted to a kind of herd boys and their camels along the Silk Road. As you can imagine e. g. peanuts where cheaply grown in Chengdu (China), transported on camel back to Milan…
After Prado´s naturalization in Swizzyland it had some additional minor cosmetic surgery to undergo:
During our hibernation period in Swizzyland we intensively started learning Russian 2 prepare 4 the incredible challenges of our next trip. Well, 4 a while we had a lesson once a week 2 get some basics of this language.